Robin Smale

Robin Smale

Director, Vivid Economics

About Robin

Robin is an economist who focuses on business and government strategy in resource-based sectors, manufacturing and infrastructure.

He specialises in the market-state interface, especially resources management, corporate strategy, investment decisions, financial structures and financial market development, legal, regulatory and institutional reform.

Much of his current work is focused on finance-related land use and biodiversity, and provision of green infrastructure in and around cities.

Over the last two decades, he has worked with a large number of companies and government departments across a great range of problems.

His commercial clients include firms in the following sectors: oil and gas, power, water, waste, chemicals, paper, glass, rail, aviation, shipping, technology, and food.

Meanwhile, his public clients include national governments, government agencies and regulators, as well as private equity, banks, infrastructure funds, strategic advisory firms, and legal services.

He was a founder member of the UK government’s Natural Capital Committee, and acts as an international expert to the China Council. He oversees Vivid Economics’ finance and legal operations.

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